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Buratai lead troops to clear Boko Haram in Borno

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai has relocated fully to the North East where he is overseeing and directing the overall operation in the theatre and other Nigerian Army operations across the country.

Monday, April 13, 2020

/ by Joe Adams
Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai 
Nigerian Army said that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has assured troops of his resolve and willingness to lead the ongoing clearance operation in northeast, which is aimed at bringing a final end to the activities of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province ISWAP terrorists in the country.

It also disclosed that the army chief had temporarily relocated to the North-East to actualise the forgoing objectives.


Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa in a statement said COAS while addressing troops of Special Super Camp Ngamdu in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State promised to be with them in the nooks and crannies of the theatre.

Sagir said that the Buratai had been on operational tour of troops’ locations in the North East Theatre of Operation since Saturday the 4th of April, 2020.




“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai has relocated fully to the North East where he is overseeing and directing the overall operation in the theatre and other Nigerian Army operations across the country.

During his tour of troops’ locations, Buratai was at the Army Super Camp 1 at Mulai and the Special Forces Super Camp 12 at Chabbol near Maiduguri on Wednesday 8 April 2020 where he interacted with the officers and addressed the troops respectively,” the statement narrated.



Sagir said that COAS was also at the Forward Operations Base at Alau Dam, and also personally led the troops on patrol round Mairimari and Maigilari Forests.

While reassuring Nigerians that Nigerian Army is highly committed to protecting all law abiding citizens and defending our territorial integrity, Sagir told the public that there is no form of insecurity that cannot be surmounted, and the Boko Haram/ISWAP’s terrorism is not an exception.


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